It's always gratifying to know that something disposable can be turned into something long-lasting. Recycline's new Preserve Razor Triple is a great example. The reusable handle is made out of 100 percent recycled materials, 65 percent of which are Stonyfield Farm yogurt cups.
It's also completely recyclable: if your community takes #5 plastic you can recycle it yourself; otherwise Recycline can provide a postage-paid mailer and they'll recycle it for you. All handles they receive find new life as plastic lumber products like park benches and playground equipment. It’s upcycling in action, baby.
Story by Jacquelyn Lane. This article originally appeared in Plenty in October 2006. This story was added to MNN.com in September 2009.